Professional Development Retreat (PDR)
CLASS OF 2020 | November 2019 APPLICATIONS open August 26, 2019.
Hosted at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, Mass., the Professional Development Retreat is a two-day career development initiative for juniors and seniors that is designed to build emotional intelligence and provide students with “soft skills” such as problem-solving, conflict resolution, critical observation and adaptability. Through an application and selection process, sixty students from all academic disciplines will be selected for each retreat. Students will connect with a distinguished group of industry experts, to work side-by-side and gain knowledge about the practical aspects of the workforce. This distinctive program illustrates Merrimack College’s commitment to its students’ success and the impact of the College’s network.
Workshops, presentations, and small group sessions will address the following:
- Understanding and Communicating Your Strengths
- Team Problem Solving
- Professional Communication
- Networking Skills
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
|Channel Building Company||
James W. O’Brien Foundation
|Enterprise Bank||The Zatta Career and Professional Development Innovation Fund|
|Guggenheim Partners||Robert Zatta ’71 & Kathleen Zatta|
|Huron Consulting Group||Matthew Adams ’95 & Jackie Adams|
|Markley Group Boston||Joanna Catalucci ’88|
|Meteor Learning||Brian J. Downer ’87|
|Micros Northeast||Louis A. Frate, II ’91 & Shannon Frate|
|Patriot Energy Group||Michael J. Loiacano ’95 & Susan E. Loiacano|
|People’s United Bank||Vincent J. Ragucci, III ’86 & Stacy Ragucci|
|PROCON||Scott F. Ragusa ’91 & Patricia (Brennan) Ragusa ’91|
|State Street Foundation|
Application Deadline for Fall is October 7, 2019.